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16 gal. aquascape

Hi,

Here are a few points to look at from my view of your 16 gal. aquascape.

There is a balance issue with the right side and the left side of your tank.
The driftwood is either too large or too far to the right to help connect the whole tank together.
The easy way is to remove it and spread the plants on the left to both sides.
But what's the fun in that.
I would shift the stargrass to the right more away from the center. I would then place the driftwood on its side with the back branch along the lines of the didiplis pointing to the left corner. The thinner branch will lay in front between the stargrass and the hairgrass to form a upside down V.
The reason for that is there is no need for the wood to cover the height of your tank by standing the branches up. You have stem plant to do that job. It also taking up space in the back right side and cause too much shadow on that side of the tank. The space can be use to move some cutting over to that space.
The diftwood now on its side helps create a middle height to connect the foreground and the tall stem plants in the back.

On the foreground, you need to trim down the front hairgrass pushing into the glass or slope it better since you are loosing your depth. Compare the 1st picture and the latest one and you see what I mean.

A driftwood that size can hinder you overall design, if placed in the wrong spot.

Good luck with the 16 gal.
I can't see your 10 gal. picture so can't comment on it.
 
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